McGonegle elected President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

McGonegle elected President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

10/25/2021

The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees elected a new president at its annual meeting on Friday, October 15, 2021. Julie McGonegle, of Urbandale will serve as president for the upcoming year.

CONTACT:
Emily Saveraid, Executive Director
Iowa 4-H Foundation                                    
esaver@iastate.edu
515-294-1537                                  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 25, 2021

McGonegle elected President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

 

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees elected a new president at its annual meeting on Friday, October 15, 2021. Julie McGonegle, of Urbandale will serve as president for the upcoming year.

McGonegle is the Wealth Management Operations Vice President for FBL Financial Group/Farm Bureau Financial Services in West Des Moines.  She obtained degrees from Iowa State University in Family and Consumer Science Education and Adult Education.  She is a Minnesota 4-H Alum from the Barber Flyers 4-H Club in Faribault County. She was a 4-H Club leader with her husband, Patrick, to their children, Jack and Laurel’s, club in Polk County. Julie also serves on the Polk County Extension Council and the ISU College of Human Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. 

She says, “There is no better youth program than that of 4-H to build the skills that youth need to have to be ready and succeed in college and professional careers. I look forward to working with the board to continue to support the Iowa 4-H Program.”

“We look forward to Julie’s leadership in the upcoming year, to help move the Iowa 4-H Foundation forward,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “Her professional skills combined with her passion for 4-H will make a difference in our efforts to secure funding to support the 4-H Program in Iowa.”

McGonegle will lead a 25-member board that provides the vision and fiscal oversight for the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers from both the public and private sectors who are leaders in their respective fields.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. More information at www.iowa4hfoundation.org.

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Cutline: Julie McGonegle has been elected to serve the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees as President for the upcoming year.

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